The Amish may be doing it right. Living a simpler life without the hassle of modern technology, they do seem pretty happy at the farmer’s market every Sunday. They never deal with the Internet. All users have thought about quitting at some point and these five of the reasons why it might be worth it.
Saying something online then adding the hashtag to it is a nice way to demand even further that many people pay attention to your words. Usually though these words are already worth forgetting and the hashtag just wastes more of our time. Even worse are unnecessary hashtags as if you actually are trying to promote something worthless, like a picture of yourself.
What’s the point in going somewhere unless all of your Facebook friends know you have? Oh right, personal enjoyment. The “Checking In” feature on Facebook as well as other online applications makes stalking your actual physical location much easier than it was back when people enjoyed privacy. In the past we would have to actually ask if someone went grocery shopping, which we never would because nobody asks pointless questions as such. Now though we know immediately thanks to the power of the Internet.
From an era of people caring about themselves more than anyone else comes the selfie. Perfectly named, these pictures taken by people by turning the camera around are everywhere. Of course those who have yet to perfect the art of the selfie usually need the aid of a bathroom mirror which can be unflattering depending on the toilet condition. Selfies also tend to be extremely filtered. The only positive from this is that we all are reminded how insecure the rest of the world is and how foolish it is to spend time altering a picture rather than our own real image or sense of self-worth.
Pictures of Food
Before the Internet we would never think of taking a picture of our food then sharing it with our friends. Think about how obnoxious and pointless this is for a moment. Nobody has interest in seeing the food that is about to give you gas. With so many other and more attractive pictures of food available online, there is never a reason to look at your poorly constructed dinner that you are eating as part of your new “healthy lifestyle change.”
The absolute worst thing about the Internet is the amount of whining that goes on, this article included. Whining comes in many different levels from justifiable to insulting to the senses, especially taste. Little is ever achieved from complaining on the Internet. While it can feel good to blow off steam, you make the World Wide Web a much less pleasurable place for everyone when you cry about how unfair the results of a decision you made are.